Benny Solis will be moving up in class in 2012. Solis, one of the fastest riders on the Supersport grid in 2011, will be racing with the RidersDiscount.com, Versah Suzuki team in the Daytona Sportbike class in 2012.
Solis has already tested the 2011 Suzuki GSX-R 600 and recently signed to race with the team in 2012. Solis’ chief manager has yet to be determined.
“As soon as I got on the Suzuki I had a really good feel for it, I was able to push and I really liked the bike,” Solis said. “We worked on getting the set up closer to where I liked it and although we didn’t have it 100%, I was still able to beat my race pace lap times from this last season, so that was a plus on my side. I’m excited to get more time on the bike because I know I can go much faster and I can get it closer to where I really like the feel. 2012 will be a good season for us.”
Solis will be joining veteran Cory West on the RidersDiscount.com Versah Suzuki team in 2012.
Team owner Mark Junge said:
“I have been impressed by Benny’s riding after watching him compete against the team last year. I am really looking forward to working with him and getting the RidersDiscount.com Vesrah Suzuki GSX-R 600 set up for him and seeing what he can do with it. All 3 of my team riders for next year are looking strong and I am ready to get to the track – Bring on Daytona in March!”